How To Install BlogoText CMS on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Install BlogoText CMS on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

In this tutorial we will show you how to install BlogoText CMS on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, BlogoText is an open source, lightweight, web publishing platform (CMS) for creating minimalist blogs and websites.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation BlogoText CMS on a Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) server.

BlogoText features

  • Blog with comments and RSS feeds
  • Links sharing
  • RSS Reader
  • Images/Files uploading and sharing
  • JSON/ZIP/HTML import-export; WordPress import
  • Support Addons

Install BlogoText CMS on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver

Step 1. First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.

Step 2. Install LAMP (Linux, Apache, MariaDB and PHP) server.

A Ubuntu 18.04 LAMP server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here. Also install all required PHP modules:

You’ll need to also adjust some settings in your php.ini. Open up the file and edit these two variables:

Also, add/modify the following settings:

Step 3. Installing BlogoText CMS on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

First thing to do is to go to BlogoText’s download page and download the latest stable version of BlogoText, At the moment of writing this article it is version 3.7:

We will need to change some folders permissions:

Step 4. Configuring MariaDB for BlogoText CMS.

By default, MariaDB is not hardened. You can secure MariaDB using the mysql_secure_installation script. you should read and below each steps carefully which will set root password, remove anonymous users, disallow remote root login, and remove the test database and access to secure MariaDB:

Configure it like this:

Next we will need to log in to the MariaDB console and create a database for the BlogoText CMS. Run the following command:

This will prompt you for a password, so enter your MariaDB root password and hit Enter. Once you are logged in to your database server you need to create a database for BlogoText CMS installation:

Step 5. Configuring Apache web server for BlogoText CMS.

Create a new virtual host directive in Apache. For example, create a new Apache configuration file named ‘blogotext.conf’ on your virtual server:

Add the following lines:

Save and close the file. Restart the apache service for the changes to take effects:

Step 6. Accessing BlogoText CMS.

BlogoText will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to or http://server-ip/ and complete the required the steps to finish the installation. If you are using a firewall, please open port 80 to enable access to the control panel.

Install BlogoText CMS on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed BlogoText CMS. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing BlogoText content management system on your Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official BlogoText web site.

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